Countless individuals put off seeking help until their situations become intolerable.

The Real Stories Behind Delayed Hearing Treatment | Patients of Hear in Texas Weigh In

by | Aug 31, 2023 | Hearing Loss, News, Patient Resources

It’s an ongoing dilemma.

While we know that hearing challenges can significantly impact one’s quality of life, many delay addressing these concerns. Whether due to misconceptions about hearing aids, concerns over costs, or simply the fear of admitting a problem, countless individuals put off seeking help until their situations become intolerable.

At Hear in Texas, we champion the importance of early detection and intervention. However, understanding the importance intellectually and taking action are two different things.

That’s why we reached out to some of our patients, asking them to recount their personal journeys—from recognizing the problem to seeking treatment at Hear in Texas.

A Compelling Hearing Loss Story

Being diagnosed with “sudden hearing loss” at 27, Margaret was fearful of hearing aids that wouldn’t work or would be uncomfortable. But after visiting Hear in Texas, her worries were laid to rest.

Not only were the staff “friendly and helpful,” but the technology she received has greatly improved her quality of life. “I don’t have to turn my head so much… The background noise damper helps me hear in places like noisy restaurants,” Margaret shares.

She especially appreciates the modern Bluetooth features that allow her to enjoy music and radio directly through her hearing aids. For those hesitant about addressing their hearing issues, Margaret’s advice is clear: “Go talk to them.”

Hearing Journey

Grappling With Anxiety Over Hearing Loss

Chief Warrant Officer Tony Ochoa’s turning point was when he met the dedicated staff and Dr. Sally at Hear in Texas. Describing them as “very professional,” Tony found comfort and trust during his visits. Now equipped with hearing aids that are both effective and comfortable, Tony is a strong advocate for Hear in Texas, urging others to “Trust this very loyal, professional doctor and staff.”

Hurdles Before Finding a Successful Solution

Paula recalls the endless cycle of trying out different hearing aids, only to be told to “get used to them.” It wasn’t until Paula connected with Dr. Sally that she finally felt heard. “I liked Dr. Sally immediately,” she recalls, emphasizing the effortless and comforting experience she had at Hear in Texas.

Today, Paula’s life has transformed—she no longer has to ask others to repeat themselves, and her family rejoices in the change. Paula’s advice is simple yet profound: “Just reach out and give them a try… You are not just an appointment at Hear In Texas, but you are someone that they truly want to help improve your life.”

The Common Advice: Seek Treatment Sooner

The overarching sentiment from our patients at Hear in Texas is one of gratitude and the wish that they had sought treatment sooner. Delaying can only exacerbate hearing challenges.

If you or a loved one are on the fence about addressing hearing concerns, remember: early intervention is crucial. At Hear in Texas, we pride ourselves on delivering the most advanced audiological care in New Braunfels, TX.

For further information or to schedule a consultation, click here or contact us at (830) 360-2000.

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Dr. Sally Miranda

Dr. Sally Miranda is a trusted audiologist that has dedicated most of her life to audiology and researching innovative ways to serve her patients. She has cared for thousands of ears and is recognized as a leading provider in the region.

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